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LabStyle Dario glucose tester plugs into your iPhone

LabStyle Dario glucose tester plugs into your iPhone

A blood glucose meter for diabetics that plugs into a smartphone, the LabStyle Dario, is the latest peripheral to tackle mHealth, promising easier management of the condition. Launching in New Zealand, Italy, Australia and the UK, before broader global sales begin, Dario consists of a cartridge system of testing strips that then plugs into a smartphone's headphone jack to sync with the companion app.

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Virtuix Omni eyes-on: Oculus Rift’s virtual best friend gets an upgrade

Virtuix Omni eyes-on: Oculus Rift’s virtual best friend gets an upgrade

When your Kickstarter takes more than seven times its goal amount, you know you've probably got a hit on your hands, but the team behind the Virtuix Omni hasn't rested on its laurels. Instead, the latest version of the Omni hardware - which allows you to physically run through a gaming environment in the comfort of your living room - has made its debut at CES this week, swapping the Kinect-based motion tracking of the original for a far more accurate capacitive sensor system.

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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin has just outed a revamped, redesigned, and slightly more limited incarnation of its popular PowerMate dial control. Eschewing USB cables for a Bluetooth 4.0 connection, the new PowerMate Bluetooth is more portable, not to mention more stylish, but will it be able to replicate the success of its predecessor? Here at CES 2014, we got a first hand experience with the PowerMate Bluetooth to find out for ourselves.

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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth revamps iconic dial as Mac controller

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth revamps iconic dial as Mac controller

Griffin has brought the old PowerMate rotary controller back from the dead, snipping off the USB cable for the Powermate Bluetooth, a wireless version. Intended for video editors, digital artists, and anyone else who might want a physical control for their digital environment, the PowerMate Bluetooth defaults to volume and mute on your Mac - PC users are out of luck, sadly - but can be switched between different app presets by Griffin, or given user-assigned features.

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Wacom Bamboo Pad Wireless recognizes handwriting and gestures

Wacom Bamboo Pad Wireless recognizes handwriting and gestures

Wacom has been making accessories for computers that allow users to digitize their handwriting or draw by hand on the computer for a long time. The company has announced a new addition to its pad line called the Bamboo Pad Wireless. As the name implies, this particular device connects to your computer wirelessly allowing users to move it to whatever position is most comfortable.

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OWC Data Doubler adds 3 TB of storage to your MacBook

OWC Data Doubler adds 3 TB of storage to your MacBook

One thing that most notebook users have in common no matter the brand of machine they use is the need for more storage space. When your typical Windows-powered notebook runs out of space adding a larger hard drive is relatively straightforward but things can get tricky if you use a MacBook. A company called OWC has announced a new Data Doubler option for MacBook users that adds 3 TB of storage space.

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ASUS VivoPC and VivoMouse make a high-design play for your living room

ASUS VivoPC and VivoMouse make a high-design play for your living room

Lest you think ASUS' Computex 2013 range is all tablets and glossy ultrabooks, never fear: the company also has some new desktop PCs, kicking off with the Mac mini-rivaling VivoPC and its matching hybrid VivoMouse controller. Angling for a spot under your TV, the ASUS VivoPC is a compact Windows-powered media center, while the VivoMouse tries to take on the duties of a mouse, a touchpad, and a remote control all in one.

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